Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
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An Atheist farmer often ridiculed people who believed in God. He wrote the following letter to the editor of a local newspaper: "I plowed on Sunday, planted on Sunday, cultivated on Sunday, and hauled in my crops on Sunday; but I never went to church on Sunday. Yet I harvested more bushels per acre than anyone else, even those who are God-fearing and never miss a service."
The editor printed the man's letter and then added this remark: "God doesn't always settle His accounts in October."
That editor was right! Sometimes even dedicated Christians are tempted to complain because of what they see in the world around them. Perplexed by the success and prosperity of the wicked, oftentimes at the expense of the righteous, they ask, why doesn't the Lord do something about it? Why doesn't He reward those who fear Him, and judge those who disregard Him? Be patient. He will! True, He doesn't always "settle His accounts in October," but He does settle His accounts!
So if you're trying to do the will of God and you become discouraged because unjust people are getting ahead, don't be shortsighted.
Remember what the psalmist David advised:
Psalm 37:1-2 (KJV);
“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb."
He went on to say;
"For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth."
Everyone will receive the recompense they have earned; some earlier, some later. What we need to be concerned about is what are WE doing FOR the Lord, and be less concerned about what someone ELSE is NOT doing for him.
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.